Butter Coffee: Five Reasons You Should Start Your Morning With It

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely heard of the latest trend of stirring butter into coffee. While this may not appeal to you at first, the inventor of ‘bulletproof coffee’, Dave Asprey, claims there are a myriad of reasons to drink his creation. You can either buy the actual brand called Bulletproof Coffee founded by Dave, or make your own. By making your own, you are able to save a bit of money and add other ingredients if your heart desires.

 

Butter Coffee Ingredients

  1. Hot coffee
  2. 2 Tablespoons of Grass-Fed Ghee Butter
  3. 1 Tablespoon of Brain Octane Oil (regular ole’ coconut oil will also work!)

You can blend that all together or just mix it in with a spoon. Trust us, it is delicious.

What are the benefits of butter coffee?

Drinking coffee in the morning has shown to have enormous health benefits, but you can take those health benefits, along with your productivity to the next level by adding butter.

The practice of adding butter to coffee has been around for hundreds of years. This delicious caffeine and fat concoction can be traced back centuries ago the people of the Himalayas, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Yak-butter tea, which is similar to the morning-cocktail of Tim Ferriss, has been consumed in the mountains of Tibet by locals, providing them energy for long excursions.

Now, let’s take a look under the hood and see what the actual benefits are to combining butter and coffee.

  1. Increase Energy Levels

Butter coffee is a great source of caffeine. Caffeine gives you that much needed boost in the morning. Not only does caffeine provide energy and enhance cognitive function, it has been shown to increase your memory based on this study by John Hopkins University. Caffeine has a plethora of other benefits such as decreased risk of cancer and diabetes.

It is also claimed that the fats in the butter help better absorb the caffeine. After scanning the web, I couldn’t find any scientific journals to validate the claim. The principle is that fats combine with caffeine to help cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively and acts more powerfully. It seems to work though.

The healthy fats provided by grass-fed butter and Brain Octane Oil (or coconut oil), provide additional fuel to be burned in conjunction with the caffeine. The MCTs in this wonderful cocktail with give you an insane mental boost. MCT oil is plant source oil made up of medium-chain triglycerides and can be found in coconut oil. these fats are digested fast and easily (very little strain on your digestive system). MCTs are absorbed right away and taken to the liver, where they are used directly for energy instead of being stored at fat. MCTs will not raise your blood sugar and will give you a boost of healthy energy, fast!

2. Can Promote Weight Loss

If you follow a healthy diet and exercise program, butter coffee can be the perfect complement to help you lose weight. Even though this beverage is high in fats, the idea is to utilize healthy fats as a source of energy.

I have heard of numerous people drinking butter coffee for breakfast and not feeling hungry at all in the morning. This is because fats can help you feel full for a longer period of time. If you mix your coffee with empty calorie sweeteners, you’re like to be heading for the donut bar in an hour. By consuming butter coffee in the morning, you can stave off cravings.

3. High in healthy fats

Butter coffee provides a high dose of healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids come with a myriad of benefits, including fighting depression, helping relieve symptoms of asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are also important in pregnant and nursing women to help with the development of a newborn’s eyes and brain.

While omega-6 fatty acids may not receive as much attention as omega-3 fatty acids, they are also a vital fat the body needs. Omega-6 fatty acids contain anti-inflammatory agents that help to prevent aging, as well as helping to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses.

Each cell in our body has a protective coating of two fat layers. A diet filled with unhealthy fats leads to the body creating cellular walls that are mediocre at best. This can lead to a variety of health concerns, but outwardly the skin will show less of a youthful glow and less plasticity than former years. A

A diet rich in healthy fats provides anti-inflammatory nutrients, nourishes the skin from the inside out, and acts as the building blocks for healthy hormones (did you know that your hormones are actually forms of fat molecules? Another reason to make sure you eat the good fats).

4. It is a cognitive enhancing super-drink

Butter coffee is an energy-booster that can dramatically increase your energy, focus and make your day super-productive. But, what is in this magical elixir that has made it the go to morning beverage of millions around the world? There have been numerous studies on the positive effects of caffeine on the brain, but the MCT oil and omega fatty acids take everything to the next level.

The human brain is composed of at least 60% fat, and most of these fats are obtained from the foods we ingest every day. Eating a diet high in fat-rich foods is recommended to maintain a strong and healthy brain. MCT oil has already been proven in multiple studies to enhance cognitive function, and when combined with omega fatty acids and caffeine, you will feel the power that has made butter coffee so popular. Coconut oil is 55% MCTs, while MCT oil is made 100% of MCTs. Either way, you’re giving your brain all the ingredients it needs upon waking to perform at it’s best. To get the most out of your butter coffee, make sure to get Brain Octane Oil.

5. It tastes amazing, and requires no cream or sugar

Oh yeah, butter coffee tastes amazing! The added butter and oil provides for a creamy, warm drink that in my opinion taste better than something you would get at Starbucks. Unlike some other coffees, none of the ingredients sink to the bottom. There is no awkward mouthful of flavor as you near the bottom of the cup. The ingredients blend perfectly, so the first sip will be just as good as the last.

Also, you don’t need to add high-calorie creamer or sugar. By making a coffee with creamer and sugar in the morning, you are filling yourself with empty calories which will likely make you hungrier in the afternoon.

 

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